Today in this article we will discuss about the Status of Online news portal in Nepal. Online news portal in Nepal is increasing popularity in a very rapid manner. Today due to the increased in internet penetration, many people are using internet day by day. along with the increased of internet penetration, the number of news portal are increasing day by day. Unlike the traditional days where people used to get news from the newspaper, which was costly and takes time, today People are getting the news around them without any effort just with the help of internet. In this information age we must be aware of the things around us so that we can grab new opportunities quickly . due to this fact online news-portal are increasing their popularity in Nepal. Online news has various advantages like: first of all we get to know about the things around us, second the news-portal are cheap (or free of cost) and we only need internet to access them, third unlike traditional newspaper where we have to wait for the next day to get the news, in online news sites we can get the news very fast . However, due the increased quantity of news-portal in Nepal , some of the news-portal are not able to maintain their quality and the validity of those news cannot be guaranteed. so, we must also be wise enough to filter the news provided by online news-portal else we may be driven by false news.
As per the various articles in the internet, the first online publication about Nepal was published from United States. Nepalese People residing in United States published first news site named "The Nepal Digest (TND)" in 1992 under the leadership of Rajpal Singh. However, the publication was shut down later. In Nepal 'The Kathmandu Post' started its online version publication in 1995AD as a joint venture with Mercantile Communication under the domain www.southasia.com which was hosted by Mercantile. Kantipur Publication claims it to be the first online version of newspaper in the entire south-Asian sub-continent. The first Nepalese online page to host on its own domain is Himal South Asia under the domain www.himalmag.com. Afterwards Kantipur publication moved to web under the domain www.kantipuronline.com and later on www.ekantipur.com . Today there are lots of online news paper that are providing their service continuously. some of them are onlinekhabar.com, annapurnapost.com, ratopati.com, setopati.com , thahakhabar.com, postkhabar.com and many more. Now, let us have a look at some of the popular Online news portal in Nepal in details.
List of Popular Online News Portal In Nepal
OnlineKhabar.com is top and most popular news portal in Nepal. As per Alexa Ranking it is number 1 among news sites and its overall rank is number 3. As per Alexa ranking Daily time on this site is 6:41, daily page views per visitor is 3.87, percentage of traffic from Search is 4.80% and total sites linked in is 4,977. Currently as per onlinekhabar official website Dharma Raj Bhusal is Founder and Editor in Chief of OnlineKhabar and suresh bhusal is the executive director. This news site has been providing service since 2006 A.D. The Screen-shot below shows current website design of OnlineKhabar.
As per Alexa Ranking KantipurDaily is another most popular online news portal in Nepal. It ranks 2nd among the online news portal in Nepal and ranks 4th in overall website ranking. As per Alexa ranking kantipurdaily has daily time on site of 0:49, Daily pageviews per visitor of 1.33, percentage of traffic from search of 1.90% and total site linked in is 1,422. Besides, kantipurdaily is first private run broadsheet daily and largest print media company in Nepal. Kantipur Publication was established in 1993 A.D. and currently as per the published date the Editor-In-Chief at kantipurdaily is Mr. Narayan Wagle. The screenshot below shows the current website design of KantipurDaily.
Ratopati is another top online news portal in Nepal. Ratopati ranks 3rd among the online news portal in Nepal And ranks 5th among overall rank of websites in Nepal in Alexa Ranking . As per Alexa ranking ratopati has daily time on site of 3:04, daily page views per visitor of 2:27, percentage of traffic from search o 2.80% and total site linked is 1164. It started providing service from 2012 A.D. Currently editor in Chief of ratopati is Jiwendra Simkhada, executive editor is Chandra Khaki, Founder is Om Sharma and Chairman is Bijaya Sharma. The screenshot below shows the current design of Ratopati.com .
Janaboli ranks 4th among the news portal in Nepal and ranks 7th among overall rank of website in Nepal as per Alexa ranking. As per alexa ranking Janaboli has daily time on site of 1:38, daily page views per visitor of 1.57, percentage of traffic from search of 0.10% and total site linked is 75. The founder and editor in chief of Janaboli as of today is Indra Prasad Acharya and director is Yam Bastola. The screenshot below shows the design of Janaboli.com .
AnnapurnaPost is another most popular news portal in Nepal. It ranks 5th among the news portal in Nepal and ranks 8th among overall rank of website in Nepal as per Alexa ranking. As per alexa ranking AnnapurnaPost has daily time on site of 1:28, daily page views per visitor of 1.56, percentage of traffic from search of 2.00% and total site linked is 1,247. The screenshot below shows the website design of Annapurnapost.com .
Besides these there are various other online news portal operating in Nepal and are helping citizens by providing various news. Thanks, for reading this article, please do comment what you think about the online news portal in nepal and necessary action required in improving the quality of news portal in nepal. And do share this article so that people around you can know about the status of online newsportal in Nepal.